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This Dominant Football Program Could Also Crush The Madness Of March 23′

The SEC is known for being the best conference in college football. Of course, a lot of that has to do with the great run the Alabama Crimson Tide has been on for almost the last two decades, but their dominance is starting to take over on the hardwood, and the Crimson Tide could be the team to beat in March.

Alabama is coming off an impressive road win this past weekend against their instate rivals Auburn Tigers, and they are now ranked number one overall in the new AP Top 25 poll.

Bama Basketball Not Football?


You love to see it 😎#RollTide | #BlueCollarBasketball pic.twitter.com/7e18tjrCuW — Alabama Men’s Basketball (@AlabamaMBB) February 13, 2023

Alabama has the third-best recruiting class this season, according to 247 Sports and is led by Brandon Miller, who might be the first college basketball player picked in this year’s NBA Draft.

Usually, when you associate Alabama with the top recurring class and top players, it always goes back to football. However, when you have the greatest coach in the history of the sport Nick Saban, and seven championships since 2009, not many other sports get much love, but Nate Oats and the basketball team are starting to be a household name.


#SECMBB 𝐖𝐞𝐞𝐤𝐥𝐲 𝐇𝐨𝐧𝐨𝐫𝐬 ꜰʀᴇꜱʜᴍᴀɴ ᴏꜰ ᴛʜᴇ ᴡᴇᴇᴋ Brandon Miller • @AlabamaMBB 🔗 https://t.co/pugWRbTg5Q pic.twitter.com/mEXmVz8uzb — Southeastern Conference (@SEC) February 13, 2023

Who Is Nate Oats?

Nate Oats was named the head coach for the Crimson Tide in 2019 after he led the Buffalo Bulls to three March Madness appearances in four years. In Oats’ second season with the tide, he coached them to an SEC regular season and tournament titles and got them to the Sweet 16, where they would fall to UCLA. In Oats’ third season in 2022, he would fall to Notre Dame in the Round of 64. Nevertheless, Oats has Alabama ready for the 2023 Tournament, and right now, they would be one of the four number-one seeds and the number-one overall seed in the tournament.

Oats comes from the new school of coaching, and it’s all about the three balls and making two-point shots in the paint. It is an intelligent game plan to either shoot a three or get an easy two inside. The Houston Rockets were known for making this very popular with James Harden, and it’s working very well for Oats. Alabama is the best offensive team in college basketball right now, and it will be hard to stop for any team in next month’s tournament.

Can Alabama Cut Down The Nets?

Alabama basketball will try to do something that Alabama football was unable to do this season and be one of the last four teams. Alabama missed out on the College Football Playoff, and that should be a huge surprise because they only go to every single one except back in 2019-2020. Alabama basketball now has the chance to go to its first Final Four in history, and they have the team to do it.

It is neat to see Alabama sitting number one in something other than football, but they need to go out and win the entire thing for this to mean anything.

Alabama basketball is here to stay for a while, and I think Nate Oats is a great coach and could be one of the faces of the sport in the next three to five years.

Everyone is probably having the time of their lives down in Tuscaloosa now with their football team as a national powerhouse, and maybe their basketball team will get there soon too. 

 
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